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Why so punny? “Helles” is German for “light colored.” Hotter Than Helles is more than just a (very) silly pun; it perfectly reflects the nature of this beer. A lager meant to be consumed when it’s truly hotter than helles outside. So there are no peppers or spices in this beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmsulliv (197) - - NOV 19, 2012
Canned, plenty of yeast floaters, taking away from the clarity. Sweet aroma, but balanced flavor. A bit of a clash between the malt sweetness and the bitterness. Despite being ice cold, not as refreshing as the name implies. Overall a bit dull.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - OCT 21, 2012
Sabe a sour dough, fresh cold cuts, Welchito, fresh barley and hops. La mejor de Cigar City. The perfect lager!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pint at Freshcraft. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a medium sized white head. Aromas are bready and toasty grain, lightly grassy. Clean yeast wise. Flavors are bready, clean, lightly sweet malt. Grainy, low hop, light sulfur. Lively bubbles, dry, crisp, quenching. Good solid beer, but not the best Helles I had GABF weekend. Still a good drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (818) - - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at Rossi’s. Gold, two finger white head. Nose and taste are yeasty bread, crackers, straw, hay. So clean and smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2371) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Tap. Moderate grain note of grain for the malt, light to moderate herbs for the hops, with hints of pepper and wood. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear pale amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Nice and mellow, this is an excellent version of a Helles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours and smells like a lager - nothing much to speak of. A little apple in the aroma. Nice taste - slightly fruity, a little spicy, very light. Good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours a light gold with a thin white head. Aroma of bready yeast, slight citrus and nice malt profile. Light and easy drinking. Quality take on a classic style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4017) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 20, 2012
Clean golden and frothy white head. White bread, orange, clean. Bit of citrus. Light bodied but enough flavour. Great lager. (On tap at the brewery)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
(1 qt growler filled under pressure) pale gold with white head. Light malt aroma. Flavor is bready, light malt. a little light fruit and hay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (306) - - AUG 30, 2012
Draft at brewery. Nice nose with a crisp, refreshing taste. Great lager. I could drink this all day long. Hurry up and can this!

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